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Things to do in Kings Cross, Sydney

Our most recommended things to do in Kings Cross, Sydney

Sydney: Transfer Between Airport & Hotels or Cruise Terminal

1. Sydney: Transfer Between Airport & Hotels or Cruise Terminal

Save time and money with this shuttle service from Sydney Airport to Sydney's Central Business District, Kings Cross, White Bay, and Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminal. Enjoy the convenience of this service with frequent departures between 6 AM- 11:30 PM and take in views of the city that you wouldn't otherwise experience on the train. Sit back and relax as you reach your destination in a timely manner without the additional hassle of having to arrange other forms of transportation.

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

2. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

3. Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

Discover the real Sydney on a tour of the city's most iconic neighborhoods with a private tour guide. Take in breathtaking views of the coast in Bondi Beach, explore some of Sydney's oldest streets in The Rocks, and sample a traditional Aussie snack in Rose Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel in the CBD, head to your first stop of the day, The Rocks neighborhood. Here, explore some of Sydney's oldest pubs and convict-built cottages before heading east, past the stunning Botanical Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Drive through Mr. Macquarie Street, where you can see Australia’s first Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Your second stop is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated on the water’s edge. Here, take in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Continue through Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, where you can see the El Alamein Fountains, into Rose Bay where you will stop to enjoy an Aussie snack. Stop in Watson's Bay before journeying along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, for lunch (not included in the tour cost). Enjoy some free time to explore Bondi Esplanade as the locals do before getting dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

4. Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

Get to grips with the history and contemporary culture of Sydney in just 1 day. See some of the famous and not so famous sites from bustling shopping precincts to fabulous beaches. Your professional tour guide will begin the tour in Australia’s oldest suburb, the Rocks. Sit on Mrs Macquarie’s chair and as you gaze out over the harbor. Hear about how Lachland Macquarie transformed Sidney from a convict dumping ground to a proud city. Travel through the infamous Kings Cross and note the contrast to the luxury suburbs next door. Take a small 15-minute bush walk as you look out over the Pacific ocean and Sydney Harbor. Then it’s on to Bondi Beach to see how the locals live. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline of Australia’s internationally renowned beach. Drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path soaking up the atmosphere of Woolahra and Paddington’s leafy streets. See Darlinghurst, a landscape transformed from a hill of windmills to the world-famous home of the Mardi Gras, and witness the vibrant street culture of Chinatown and Darling Harbor. This is a fun and informative tour with professional guide services and deluxe round-trip-transportation included.

Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

5. Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a full day in Sydney discovering the city's iconic landmarks and scenic locations as well as a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park. As a general itinerary, the tour begins with hotel/port pick-up before we make our way to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Australia is famous for its unique animals, marsupials and reptiles. Award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park shelters a wide variety of indigenous fauna. On this guided tour through the park, you will have up-close interactions with a range of wallabies and kangaroos, marvel at the ultra-relaxed life of a koala and view the world's most poisonous snake. There are wombats, echidnas, penguins, dingos, cassowaries, emus, crocodiles, Tassie Devils and a huge kaleidoscope of bird species. From the wildlife park, we head either back to the eastern or north sides of the city. The eastern area includes Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte beaches as well as Watson's Bay, South Head and travelling through Vaucluse, Paddington and Hyde Park. Those who have visited the east will have an opportunity to discover the northern region of Sydney which includes Manly, North Head, Mosman and Balmoral Beach. We return to the city with visits to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Darling Harbour and photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your local owner/operator guide will provide informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. Travel in comfort in a 15-seat Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

6. Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

Enjoy the freedom and luxury of a fully escorted private tour taking in all the Famous Sydney landmarks - the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Historic Rocks District plus much more! Starting at The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, you'll find amazing views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the Harbour foreshore. Get to know some of the older, unique Sydney inner city localities and visit Woolloomooloo to stop at the iconic Sydney Food Truck, Harry’s Café De Wheels for a snack. No tour of Sydney is complete without visiting the Historic Rocks, Walsh Bay and Dawes Point areas where the settlement of Sydney started in 1788. Your knowledgeable local guide will tell you about Sydney’s fascinating Colonial, Convict History as you explore this unique area. During the tour, you will learn about the Aboriginal, First Nations People and the oldest living culture on the planet and visit sites that are of significance to the local Indigenous People. You will visit beautiful beached including Bondi in the East and Manly in the North. At Manly beach on the northside you will enjoy stops at stunning headlands, lookouts, hidden bays plus many more ‘secret spots’ off the main tourist track. At Bondi Beach in the East you will get an feel for laid-back Aussie Beach Culture and will have plenty of time to wander along the golden sand and even dip your feet in the pristine water if you choose to.

Sydney: Small Group City Tour by Bus with Hotel Pickup

7. Sydney: Small Group City Tour by Bus with Hotel Pickup

Join our PM Afternoon (1:30pm-5:30pm) Small Group Half Day Sydney tour, and discover of Sydney, Australia. See the highlights of Sydney in this half day tour. We take care of the stress of planning where to go. Just kick back and relax, and enjoy the experience. Pick up from your Sydney CBD Hotel Drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour along the way. Learn about the first fleet and why early Europeans visited Australia. Walk along the bay in front of Luna Park, a historical theme park, originally based in Long Island, New York (USA). We do not have time to enter the theme park. Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair (spectacular Sydney Harbour views) Pass by Australia's first hospital, Sydney Barracks and Hyde Park. Pass through some of Sydneys most exclusive suburbs, traveling through suburban streets. Visit St Marys Cathedral, the longest church in Australia. Visit Kings Cross, and see the giant Coca Cola sign up close. Visit the original Harry's Cafe de Wheels in Woolloomoolloo, a Sydney icon for over 80 years. Renowned for their 'tiger' meat pies and shakes. Visit 'The Gap' in Watsons Bay. Visit Bondi Beach Visit Barangaroo, a popular harbourside area for tourists and locals with restaurants, shops, hotels and even a 271m high skyscraper, Crown Sydney. Driver / Guide Child (1-15 years old). Adult (16 years+ old). No strollers allowed. Buses are not wheelchair accessible Minimum number of people required for tour to operate

Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

8. Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

Experience a journey through Sydney that focuses not only on the city's iconic landmarks but also on its unique aboriginal heritage, colonial beginnings and the multicultural society that is today. As a general itinerary, we make our way to the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House foreshores. We then pass by the Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the ever-evolving suburbs of Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Following the harbour, we venture through the city’s eastern bays out to South Head and iconic Bondi Beach for a water view lunch. From Bondi, we take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful coastline before returning to the city via fashionable Oxford Street, Paddington with our final destination at Darling Harbour. This private tour enables guests flexibility in structuring the day to best suit the group. Start and end times can be adjusted accordingly.

Sydney: Luxury Half Day Highlights Private Tour

9. Sydney: Luxury Half Day Highlights Private Tour

Looking for the Perfect introduction to Sydney? This top rated, half day Private Tour is the best way to see all the major attractions and sights in, and around Sydney. If you are in Sydney for a Short Stay, Layover or arriving on a Cruise Ship then this tour is the perfect way to see the best of Sydney in a short period of time. This 4 hour half day Private Tour, available for morning or afternoon sessions, takes in the major attractions and sights in and around Sydney. Visit all the famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and much more. See Sydney's most interesting and vibrant districts where you will learn about the unique history of Sydney and discover the historic Rocks region where European settlement of Sydney began in 1788. Learn about the Australian Aboriginal First Nations People - the oldest living culture on the planet during visits to significant sites in Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy relaxed walks at delightful hidden beaches, bays and secret locations off the main tourist track. During the tour, there are plenty of stops along the way so that you can get to experience the 'Real Sydney' and immerse yourself in the unique, relaxed Australian Culture. Your enthusiastic guide is a Sydney born and bred local who will show you the best Sydney has to offer.

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What people are saying about Kings Cross, Sydney

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 215 reviews

Jelle did show us a lot of interesting places with fun back stories and was always friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The tour was very personalized and a lot of fun.

Amazing, really helpful and made sure I was dropped at the exact location which made me feel secure a solo female traveller.

Great customer service our flight was late. Called and they sent a shuttle.

A Little difficult to find the meeting place but otherwise I great service

Waited despite delayed plane. Driver very helpful and pleasant.